October 23, 2019 scrollmaster

We all have miniatures we are never going to paint. Some we got for free, some are broken and some we bought, and lived to regret it! Here’s a quick tip of what to use your dust collectors for: Statues! It takes no time and you get some instant quirky scenery pieces. Step 1: Glue sand on bases. Spray grey. Step 2: Ink with Agrax Earthshade Step 3: Drybrush with bone. Bone is your friend in making stone look real. Done! Final result Works well with Medusas, Gorgons and Basilisks 😉

September 1, 2019 scrollmaster

A few month’s back I saw a youtube video on creating the Ultimate Dungeon Terrain (UDT) – the premise being: Creating terrain for your D&D game shouldn’t be daunting and all you need are a few pieces. Obviously the video is not aimed at craft maniacs like myself but i liked the idea in terms of a smaller, portable set when I play away from home. I also saw Craft Nick’s videos on creating sci-fi terrain and although I don’t play any RPGs in sci-fi settings, I have played a lot of sci-fi tabletop in my time so I really…

August 17, 2019 scrollmaster

Been a while since I’ve created a gaming board set mainly because I have pretty much what I need. However, a recent game went completely sideways in a glorious unexpected way. To make a long story short, our lvl5 party decided to pick a fight with a young blue dragon, named Electrax Stormwing. 2 adventurers KOed, 1 failed 4 death saves and we lost our first character and last character, our dragonborn sorcerer standing yielded to the dragon. This was all totally unexpected for me, so I had to come up with a totally unforeseen encounter for the following game…

July 13, 2019 scrollmaster

I was looking for some gold pile terrain pieces when I found this amazing youtube video describing how to make treasure piles and it worked like a charm! No point in me explaining how I made these as i followed the video to the letter except I used a purple wash rather than a black wash. Really fun to make… the flat is full of glitter now, but it was worth it! Super happy with the result. Small gold piles Medium gold piles Large gold piles And finally: One huge gold pile Gold piles in details Infernax, the young red…

June 19, 2019 scrollmaster

Last year I spend a lot of time doing basic terrain pieces such as dungeon tiles, game boards, generic scatter and furniture. This year I have more freedom in exploring funner things like this configurable gaming board and funky little Dungeons & Dollhouses pieces. And because of this freedom, I’m now able to steer our campaign into a more alien environment to the party (and the players): The Everdry Desert! And to make that upcoming experience come to life, I’ve created some terrain scatter specifically for desert adventures. Been great fun. Cacti (or Cactuses) These essentially are made up of…

March 26, 2019 scrollmaster

I had a container I got with a perfume bottle. I though the container was an interesting size for a small shabby hut and I liked the tall base which was perfect for the floor. I never quite understood the idea of only removing the roof on terrain houses as you still have the walls in the way. This way the walls are removed with the roof. I added some turf and some rats too. I get it that people recommend not adding things like turf as it doesn’t naturally fit in for example a snow landscape, but I think…

March 9, 2019 scrollmaster

Ever since I first saw Runehammer’s video “Craft Game: Hell World!”, I’ve been wanting to try out the technique he describes in this very detailed video. However, my focus last year was first and foremost to create terrain for my games as I’ve stepped into D&D after a 20 year break with no terrain at all. But now that I have the base set of terrain, I’ve started to craft nice-to-haves such as upgrading my tiles to look better. My interest got reviewed, when I found the original video that inspired Hankerin in the first place, this video “Make Easy…

February 2, 2019 scrollmaster

Sometimes a mini comes along that is somewhere between insane and awesome. The Cupboard Mimic from Zealot Miniatures definitely falls into this category and I am currently trying to create some D&D stats for this… Well actually I don’t see this as a mimic. It seems way to aggressive and dynamic and I think it is more like a possessed cupboard. A closet demon maybe. I actually bought the cupboard itself a while back, so eventhough I tried to colour match them, they are actually a bit off but I’m quite happy with both minis so will leave them as…